Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

25th trait – The modern man does not cry.

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The modern man does not cry.

It seems as if there is an epidemic of men bawling their eyes out at any opportunity. Your dog dies? Cry. You break your arm? Cry. Your girlfriend leaves you? Cry. You get fired? Tears. Your best mate gets married? Bawl your eyes out, (although this may be reasonable if done in an act of consolation).

None of these are reasons for a man to cry. They are opportunities to demonstrate that you are a rock that others may depend upon. Like the man in the above photo. Ask yourself this question: could you ever imagine seeing Clint Eastwood cry? How wrong would that image be? It would be terrible because it would devalue what Eastwood stands for. He stands for being a man.

Perhaps it is hard for you not to cry in some of these examples. Good, that’s the whole point. Not crying can sometimes be very difficult, but it is also difficult to be a man. That’s why there aren’t many around. Difficult things are worth doing.

Some years ago men were encouraged to get in touch with their feelings and emotions. Apparently all the faults of the world were due to the stoicism of the male gender in the face of adversity. Men were told to be ‘sensitive new age guys’. Who told them to do this? Women. And why did men do this? Because they wanted to fuck the women.

Women don’t know what they want on a conscious level. Whatever it is that they say they want, you can bet your ass they actually desire the opposite. It’s not their words that reveal their desires, it is their actions. I didn’t see many SNAGs getting laid, and if they did it was usually a charity-fuck.

But the whole act of betraying your manly principles just for the hint of a piece of ass is so disgraceful it hardly bares thinking about. That men are so prepared to cast aside what makes them men merely reveals their deep inadequacies.

If you are attending the funeral of a dear friend and you are the only man there not blubbering like an infant, what do you think people will think of you? Forget what they might say, concentrate on what they will think. I am not going to tell you, it should be obvious.

This trait should be a no-brainer. The fact that I have to list it is sad. As a gender we have fallen far. It is time to climb back up.

The modern man does not cry.


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  1. Allen

    I’ve been wandering around your blog; I saw this one and had to comment. Not too long ago I had finished re-building a motor and I installed it in my wife’s Range Rover. As I lowered it to the ground the wheel well scraped a fair amount of skin off of my arm. My wife asked me what I had done when she saw the bandage.

    As I was lowering your Range Rover I peeled some skin off of my arm.
    Did you clean it with peroxide?
    No I used medicinal alcohol to really get down into it.
    That must have hurt.
    I have to be honest, it almost raised a tear, but it passed.
    Laughter, how does my Rover run?
    You’re such a guy, come here.

    • Adam

      An excellent first comment on this topic. 10 out of 10 man points, sir.

  2. dearieme

    Quite. But when men get old they might blub again.

    The sixth age shifts
    Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
    With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
    His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
    For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,
    Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
    And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
    That ends this strange eventful history,
    Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
    Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans restraint.

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